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Audio on slide and video playing at the same time

Community Beginner ,
May 23, 2023 May 23, 2023

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Using Captivate 2019 and I'm working on an E-learning module.  I have audio on the slide along with a video.  What I'm trying to do is not to start the audio on the video until the student clicks Play on the video. 

 

The problem is that both audio on the slide and attached the video is playing at the same time  Is there a way to not play the video audio until the student clicks Play?

 

Thanks,

 

Carl

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Community Expert , May 29, 2023 May 29, 2023

Event video will do the trick in that case, with AutoPlay since you don't need a synchronisation. Viewer will be able to pause the video but that has no impact on the slide audio as I wrote before.

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May 23, 2023 May 23, 2023

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Can you please mention the version number, as mentioned under Help, About Captivate? There have been so many releases under the common label CP2019.

How did you insert the video: as slide video or as event video? Can you please post a screenshot of the Timeline of that slide, because your question is not at all clear to me. I suspect you use slide video, because event video never starts automatically. You have slide audio as well, does it need to be slide audio? If not, you could start the audio clip with Play Audio and pause the slide at the same time. The audio will play but the playhead will be paused at the first frame. Releasing it can be done using a Play button.

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Community Beginner ,
May 23, 2023 May 23, 2023

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Version 17

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May 23, 2023 May 23, 2023

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Sorry, the most recent version is 11.8.1.

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May 23, 2023 May 23, 2023

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My bad, that's the Mac version that I sent.  The one I use at work which is where this course is being developed is 11.5.1.499

Sorry for the confusion.

 

Carl

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May 23, 2023 May 23, 2023

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Please update ASAP to 11.5.5.553 because you are still on a first version with several bugs.

Can you please answer the other questions and post the screenshot?

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Community Beginner ,
May 24, 2023 May 24, 2023

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Hi,

The video was inserted as a slide video.  The plan is to give an intro, tell the student to click "Play" and then the audio will continue.  Right now, I have silence built into  audio, but I'd rather have it controlled by the student. 

 

In regards to your second question about the version, I'll check into updating the software.  The software is on a PC in a secure area, so I'm not sure if I can update the software.  I do have Captivate at home on a mac so I'll try and recreate it and post some screen shots. 

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May 24, 2023 May 24, 2023

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I am waiting for the screenshots, especially of the Timeline, because I do not completely understand the question so far. 'The plan is to give an intro': what does that mean, is this the first part of the video which has audio included (or not)? ' tell the student to click Play and then the audio will continue'; does that mean that you pause the playhead, show a Play button and then only audio continues? 

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Community Beginner ,
May 26, 2023 May 26, 2023

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HI Lilli,  Here's the screenshot, you asked for.  This was done in Captivate on a Mac (11.8).  What I'd like to do, is for the first part of the audio to play on the slide then Pause while the student presses play on the video.  Then resume.  I've tried adding the 2nd part of the audio to the video, but it plays at the same time with the audio on the slide.  I'm attaching a screen shot and the transcript of the audio.  Hopefully this makes it more clear.

 

Thanks very much! 

 

Carl

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May 26, 2023 May 26, 2023

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In the screenshot I see that you inserted the video as an event video, not as slide video as you told in a previous comment. Event video plays totally independent from Captivate's timeline. It has its own control panel, you may even mean the 'play' button on that panel. That video will only play when that play button is clicked if you set it up that way. Show the Properties of that event video please.

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Community Beginner ,
May 26, 2023 May 26, 2023

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Here you go



Carl Stephenson Ms. Ed, MBA, MCSE
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May 26, 2023 May 26, 2023

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Nothing has been inserted. Did you undertand what I wrote about the event video?

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May 26, 2023 May 26, 2023

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Sorry about that. Thought my screenshot attached.  Let's try this again.

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May 26, 2023 May 26, 2023

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Starting to understand the setup. I had hoped to see the Style tab as well, not twice the Options tab. You attached object audio to the event video. Object audio starts to play when the object appears, event video plays only when the play button on its control panel is clicked. Those are the basics, and you probably are not aware of that. You cannot synchronize the audio with the event video, which is probably what you expected to happen. The only solution is to embed the audio in the video using a video editor like Premiere Rush or Premiere Pro. 

I would use slide video if you don't want to embed the audio in the video which would be the best solution to have perfect synchronization. Here is my proposal:

  • The image is probably the first frame of the video during the introductory narration? Why not split this slide in two slides? The second slide would have only the video, eventually with the audio you want to play durinng the video.
  • Insert a custom button 'Play' in the first slide, you can time it to start near the end of the intro narration. Keep the default command 'Go to Next Slide'
  • On the second slide both the video and audio can Auto play

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May 26, 2023 May 26, 2023

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Here's a pic of the Style tab

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May 26, 2023 May 26, 2023

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You left AutoPlay unchecked which is the default.

What do you think about my proposal which I described in my previous answer?

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Community Beginner ,
May 29, 2023 May 29, 2023

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 Thanks for the suggestion.  I'll give it a try.   I'm assumig for the 2nd page I should insert the video as a "Slide Video" and not Event Video? 

 

Thanks, 

 

Carl

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May 29, 2023 May 29, 2023

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I tried your suggestion, but I've run into another issue.  The video is only 3 seconds long.  I'll attach it below.  The problem is that the audio narration is longer than that so it disappears after 3 seconds.  How do I extend it to it matches the length of the slide? Or would I have to insert an image from the end of the video for the rest of the slide.

 

Thoughts? 

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You cannot extend a video to the end of the narration. If you don't need CC, you could Pause the slide at the end, and use Play Audio with the On Enter event. 

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Unfortunately, I have to CC for the audio to stay 508 compliant.  I reinserted the video as an event videoand with Auto Play.  The video runs with the audio on the slide but stays with dots until the end of the slide.  Maybe unconventional, but it does what I need it to do.  Thanks for all the help.  Hope you have a nice holiday weekend! 

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Event video will do the trick in that case, with AutoPlay since you don't need a synchronisation. Viewer will be able to pause the video but that has no impact on the slide audio as I wrote before.

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